Hello,i'm trying to connect to my other computer by remote desktop connection from my laptop. my other computer has windows xp media center addition and my laptop has windows vista home basic addition.i can view my other computer's shared files by typing "\\(and the comutername)" on to the adress bar thing. so I definatly have a network. but if I type computer name on remote desktop connection it won't work! help please!
You need to right click my computer go to properties, go to remote tab, enable remote connections on both machines. I was told that you can use Home version to connect to Business/Pro versions, but you can't connect Home version to Home version. Windows Vista Home/Home Premium, Media Edition, Windows XP Home, are all considered Home versions. I haven't tried it, but that makes sense. Home version isn't really designed for network use.
First make sure you have enabled "Allows users to connect remotely to this computer" under the remote tab of you systems properties window on the computer you are trying to access remotely.
Second make sure the one you're accessing with has "Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer. It's under the same remote tab in your system properties window.
Thirdly, make sure that you're not just logged into a administrator account on the computer you are trying to access. Meaning the account isn't the built in administrator account. If you click your start button it doesn't say "administrator" as the name of the account.
Fourth don't type in computer name in the "remote desktop connections" window. Type in the IP of the machine. Need anymore help just email me. email@example.com
I was having issues connecting from Vista home Premium/Windows 7 home premium to XP Pro. The solution was on the Windows XP machine I had to goto the Windows Firewall -> Advanced tab and for each network type I wanted to allow remote connection, click on Setting and allow Remote Desktop. You need to do this apart from adding an exception to Remote Desktop in the exceptions tab.
XP has remote desktop in sp2 or sp3, and you can use it to connect to Vista home basic and premium but not vice versa. Is their another program that will allow remote connect available for use with vista basic and home? Vista business and ultimate is the only versions with full capabilities of remote desktop.
if u have a user account password in windows xp give the other person your password. if you dont have a password in windows xp create 1 then give the other person ur lgin details. dont know y but it works instantly with a user account password. the firewal setup just dont seem to work.
firstly have you tried to ping you address if you can ping it then the problem possible you have not allowed reomte desktop connection right click on my computer and goto remote option and allow it there
A few days ago my previously working connection to an XP box from a Win 7 one stopped working. Checked all the settings and nothing had changed.
After a lot of digging and experimenting I found that I can now connect only if I use the IP address of the target computer instead of its computer name. I presume that MS, in their infinite wisdom, screwed something up during an update.
I've actually just resolved this issue for myself - I had been struggling with it for weeks.
Basically my remote desktop used to work, but suddenly stopped, and I could not figure out how to get it going again. In my set up, I am using a laptop to try connect to a desktop located somewhere else in the building but on the same network. All the Remote Desktop configurations were in place it seemed.
So after reading a post above suggesting looking at the Remote settings under My Computer (My Computer, Right Click, Properties, Remote) I notice that you could add users specifically that can access this computer remotely. It said that my user was already configured to access the machine remotely, but I went ahead and added myself anyway, and as soon as I did, voila!! (as they say)
I actually really appreciated the support and interface of Proxy Network's PC remote access and think you might want to try that. I know you can try many versions of remote software, like TechInLine, LogMeIn, Hamanchi and Proxy Networks, for free. Many even have free versions. I like Proxy because of the security layers and the interface. It also doesn’t weigh heavy on my laptop and the installation was a snap. But like I said- I would play around and try a few before committing to one.
Ok, I see alot of ppl got there problems solved here so I am gonna try also : )
I am trying to connect from XP professional to XP Media Center. I keep getting errors, Remote desktop is checked, Port according to Media cntr PC is open. Tried connecting through IP and Computer name, Id really appreciate the help, I dont have Nvidea, I have radeon according to my Display properties. I believe all my drivers are up to date.
First go to your computer then go to start> Control panel > System> remote setting then check the "Allow users to connect remotely to this computer"
On your laptop
Go to All programs> Remote Desktop connection
(or if your can't find it, use the search panel)
> a log on window will appear, enter the computer's username and password.
Then there you go!